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US publishing house buys rights to Vietnamese book on Gac Ma battle

The book offers details of a Vietnamese deadly battle with China in the South China Sea, which Vietnam calls the East Sea. The Vietnamese book “Gac Ma-Immortal Circle” Fortis, a US publishing house has bought the rights to translate into English and publish worldwide a Vietnamese book titled “Gac Ma-Immortal Circle”.  The book retells a ... Read More »

Hanoi says no to cable car system across Red River

“The proposed cable car system is inappropriate at the moment,“ said a Hanoi official referring to an offer to build the means of transport across the famous river running through the city. The Hanoi Transport Department has denied a proposal made by France-based POMA Group to build a five-kilometer long cable car system that runs across the Red River.   On ... Read More »

Dak Nong: 227kg bomb deactivated

Competent forces in Dak Mil district of the Central Highlands province of Dak Nong, safely detonated a Mark 82 (MK82) bomb weighing 227kg on July 19.  The bomb, measuring 1.67m in length and 27.4cm in diameter, was detected by a resident in Dak R’la commune on July 11 while he was planting pepper trees.  Dak Mil district’s armed forces also ... Read More »

Widespread downpours cause floods in northern, central localities

Although Tyhoon Son Tinh was weakened to a tropical depression, heavy rains continue pouring into northern and central localities, causing serious floods. Flood causes damage in Thuong Xuan mountainous district of central Thanh Hoa province  Life of locals affected by flood  Widespread rains cause flood in the northern mountainous province of Son La  Flood water worries local residents  Many streets ... Read More »

Two dead, hectares of rice flooded due to typhoon Son Tinh

Floods brought by typhoon Son Tinh killed two people, damaged 15 houses and thousands of hectares of crops yesterday in the central and northern provinces. Cua Lo Town in the Central Province of Nghe An is now ready to welcome tourists after the storm faded.  The typhoon weakened into a tropical low-pressure system after making landfall over the central provinces ... Read More »

Ministry proposes airport runway upgrades

The Ministry of Transport has proposed a plan to upgrade runways at Noi Bai and Tan Son Nhat airports, the nation’s two largest and busiest airports, which would cost around 4.2 trillion VND (184 million USD). The runway at HCM City’s Tan Son Nhat International Airport In the document submitted to the Government, the ministry said that the renovation of ... Read More »

Illegal migration to China hollows north’s towns

VietNamNet Bridge – Many young people in the northern mountainous provinces of Lai Chau, Phu Tho and Lao Cai have rushed illegally across the border to China, leaving their parents and children behind in the hopes of finding a well-paid job to improve their lives. Quoang Thi Vuong in Then Sin Commune, Tam Duong District, the northern mountainous province of ... Read More »

One killed as Ha Tinh ravaged by floods

One person has been killed in floods which are ravaging Ha Tinh Province while a tropical storm approaches. Tropical Storm Son Tinh is forecasted to hit the provinces and cities from Hai Phong to Ha Tinh tonight, July 18. Heavy rains have been pouring down in Ha Tinh, flooding mountainous districts of Huong Son, Huong Khe and Vu Quang. The ... Read More »

Tyre burst forces Vinh Airport to close overnight

Vinh Airport had to close for 11 hours after an Airbus plane suffered a tyre burst while landing on July 16.      Vietnam Airlines plane was about to land when the right tyre burst The Vietnam Airlines flight from HCM City to Vinh was about to land when the right tyre burst. The crew followed the protocol and successfully ... Read More »

Nghe An confronts severe flood and landslides

Heavy rains over the recent days have caused severe floods and landslides in the central province of Nghe An. The Nghe An provincial Department of Transport’s staff are on duty round the clock at all spillways to timely respond to unexpected development of Son Tinh storm. People and vehicles are banned from passing through spillways. The water level on Hieu ... Read More »